Trying to apply for an extension on my loan is consistently an awful experience. Key Bank does not care about your hardships, only their money. This is in surprising, stark contrast to federal loans through AES, who are very helpful and understanding.
First I am screened by a lower level representative who has canned responses. After speaking with the person for a while, they finally pass me on to someone who can actually help.
The problem I just experienced: I had an extension last year, which ran from January to March. I called for a second extension in November, and was informed that there needed to be a year in between the extensions, and that I could call back in January.
After multiple bouts of back and forth, and pleading my case (I just need a break from their payments so that I can recover from the costs of having a baby) I finally find out that I actually need to wait until March to reapply. Why did the 4 or 5 other people I spoke with along the way not mention this to me earlier, rather than wasting my time?
Now I'll be waiting until March, hoping that I can support my family and Key Bank at the same time.
Run away. Do not use key bank. They will steal from you using overdraft and other made up fees. They will lie to you and preform their jobs like they don't know it. The customer service people are rude, inconsiderate and will threaten you with legal action once they play all their cards. Please, take my advice and use another bank, any other bank.
When I opened the account I was promised $200.00. The branch manager told me I would see it applied to my account within 30 days. When I didn't see it 30 days later, I called the branch and had to speak with another manager who got rude because I was asking questions! (I should have closed the account at that moment because that was a sign that I was lied to so that the branch manager could make her money!).
I called the 800 number and the rep at the 800 number tells me I will have my $200.00 in 60days. After 60 days still nothing! I called the 800 number again and this time I was told 90days. A week before they was to give me the money Key Bank would do all kinds of crazy stuff to my account: I woke up one morning and they had transferred money from my checking to my savings then charged me $15.00 for transferring my money back. I call the 800 number to figure out what was going on and Key Bank charged me $1.50 for calling customer service.
Now after 5 months of having the account open and meeting all the requirements still there was no $200.00 given! The branch manager who was nice when I set up the account didn't care anymore because she had made her money so she begin to tell me the truth. Nothing was told to me about all the hidden charges so because of this they denied giving me the $200.00! If you want to be lied to and scammed this is the bank for you! The people who working for this company must be trained to lie, know that this company is only out to get rich off of you even if it means messing up your credit and putting you more in debt. (The key on the red background means: unlocking the door to hell!). I wouldn't recommend this back to my worst enemy!